About this project
great alternative to cupcake liners. plus they look cute and you can eat them!
i tried making ice cream cone cupcakes for grandma/tritia's birthday barbeque in march. i accidentally bought the "kid cones" instead of the normal sized ones and this made me really sad because there were 60 of them. i don't know who actually buys the kid-sized ones because you can't fit a decent size of ice cream, let alone cake mix, into the dang things. nevertheless, i baked them anyway and they came out super cute. the result: bite-size miniature ice cream cone cupcakes.
i thought i'd try making the normal-sized ones today, using the colorful cones (i got the idea from a fellow blogger but can't remember who. if i remember i'll post it later). i still had leftover christmas-themed icing (lol...it wasn't even green! it was more like robin egg blue, which i prefer anyway) but i think it contrasted well with the cones (except the green cones). mom suggested i add a little bit of cream cheese to the icing to offset the sweetness, but it tasted the same to me.
despite the fact that i checked on them too much while they were baking and they caved in on themselves, they looked great once i topped them off with icing.
note to self: work on icing skills.
- Step 1
once you're done mixing all the ingredients together, pour them in about 2/3 of the way into the ice cream cones.
- Step 2
use any cake mix you want. i used the store-bought funfetti one (you can always just add sprinkles to the cake mix).
- Step 3
line them all up on a baking tray and bake according to instructions. be very careful if you're using the miniature cones! they tend to topple over easily.
- Step 4
once they're done baking and cooled off, decorate with icing. i put mine in a ziploc bag, cut off the corner and piped it onto the cupcakes, but i'm sure some of you can do a fancier job and make them look nicer! :)